22 janvier 2019

Four Chinese bronze mirrors sold at Lempertz, 8 december 2018

Lot 744. A round bronze mirror, Warring States period-early Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century B.C.; Diameter 18.6 cm. Estimated price €2.000 - €3.000. Result: €3.750. © Lempertz. Thinly cast, the central small knob encircled by bands and four petals, the main field with four running dragons on a ground of spirals and granulation, the rim with twelve arcs. Spotty green ang brown patina. Possibly from the Luoyang area, Henan province. Provenance: Private collection, Belgium. Literature: Compare: Ancient... [Lire la suite]

15 décembre 2016

A large Chinese bronze mirror, 17th-18th century

Lot 120. A large Chinese bronze mirror, 17th-18th century. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP . Photo: Sotheby's. cast on one face with a central medallion enclosing two dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, surrounded by four square-shaped cartouches enclosing characters reading Fushou shuangquan (Good fortune and longevity), all reserved on a ground of immortals interspersed amongst precious objects - 48.8cm, 19 1/4  in. Sotheby's. Of Royal and Noble Descent, London, 19 Jan 2017, 10:00 AM
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07 novembre 2016

A rare cloisonné enamel bronze mirror, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 119. A rare cloisonné enamel bronze mirror, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,380 - USD 62,300). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The mirror is decorated with archaistic dragon roundels set within geometric patterns and encircled by a floral border at the rim. 13 ½ in. (34.5 cm.) diam. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
04 octobre 2016

A bronze figural mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)

Lot 1123. A bronze figural mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220); 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) diam. Price Realised  USD 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011. The large knob surrounded by a narrow decorative band and an outer field of four seated immortals surrounded by numerous Daoist figures, dignitaries, entertainers, four nipples encircled by beaded borders, and four brief inscriptions, all crisply cast within a hatchured band below dogtooth and cloud bands on the canted rim, the outer edge also canted,... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2016

Gisèle Croës - Art d'Extrême Orient à la Biennale des Antiquaires 2016

Archaic bronze vessel, Gu - Shang dynasty (1600-­-1050 BC), Anyang culture (1300-­-1050 BC), 12th-11th Century BC. Bronze with green patina, malachite encrustation - Ht 31 cm (12 1/4 in.) Pictogram inside the foot - X-ray ©studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen Bronze bell, Nao - Late Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1050 BC). Bronze with green and blue patina, malachite and azurite encrustation - Ht 57,4 cm (22 10/16 in.). Microanalysis ASA - Provenance: Swiss private collection. ©studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2016

A rare gold overlay silvered bronze mirror, 9th-13th century

Lot 6019. A rare gold overlay silvered bronze mirror, 9th-13th century. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€27,000 - 45,000). Photo: Bonhams. Cast in high relief against a ring-punched ground with a domed knob rising from an open lotus flower head surrounded by two phoenixes flying head to tail, a flowering branch held in each beak and other blossoms issuing out of their curling tail feathers, the relief finished in gilt to contrast with the silver finish on the wide rim and reverse reflective surface. 8... [Lire la suite]

19 août 2016

A large bronze 'Rhinoceros' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

  Lot 153. A large bronze 'Rhinoceros' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of circular form, cast in relief with two confronted rhinoceros, each similarly depicted standing in profile, with long raised ears, distinctive curving horn and thick, folding, dimpled hide, amidst flowering plants, birds and insects above gently swirling water, a trellis fence encircling a small grove of leafing trees at the top, all centered by a plain central knop and within a... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2016

Bronze mirrors, Han dynasty & Tang dynasty at Bonhams, San Francisco, 29 june 2016

Lot 9182. A group of four early bronze mirrors, Han dynasty. Estimate USD 500 ~ 700. Sold for US$ 1,000 (€903). Photo: Bonhams. Three with a wide, canted edge enclosing a small saw-tooth band under four abstract cloud patterns and emerging birds separated by raised bosses under a central pierced knob; the fourth larger mirror with a wide canted rim centered on a continuous arc design under a band of whorl patterns, all mirrors with varying degrees of patination. 4 3/4, 3 1/2, 3 and 3in (12.1, 8.8,... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2016

A lobed rim parcel-gilt bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 8155. A lobed rim parcel-gilt bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,500 - 6,300). Photo Bonhams. The eight-side lobed rim mirror with four raised and gilt lobed cartouches composed of foliate scrolls and each containing a bird perched on a flower, all within a band of regularly spaced flower heads, the underside polished with some verdigris. 4 1/2in (11.5cm) wide Bonhams. CHINESE, INDIAN, HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART AND PAINTINGS, 12:00 PDT, SAN... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2016

A Persian Chinese style bronze mirror, 12th century

Lot 109. A Persian Chinese style bronze mirror, 12th century. Estimation : 1 500 € / 2 000 €. Photo Artcurial Plaque discoïde polylobée à passant central, décorée en relief d'un personnage couronné assis, entouré de deux capridés adossés et de deux oiseaux affrontés, dans un rondeau bordé d'une frise d'inscriptions coufiques. Patine brune. Diam. : 11,5 cm Provenance : Collection particulière britannique Publié : Arts from the Land of Timur, An Exhibition from a Scottish Private... [Lire la suite]
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